This game looked to have a lot of potential, and I was really anticipating playing it when I purchased it back in 1984. I installed it, ran it and saw the start screen load.
The game at this point asks you to enter a number from 1 to 100. At first this seems like it is a random seed, to allow the game to generate random market events. But it is not. In fact, there are exactly 100 market 'seasons' pre-loaded in the game. I learned this in about an hour when I chose 66 the first time, then chose 66 again with the second game I played.
I was astonished to see the exact same changes to the exact same stocks on the exact same days for the entire game.
So, while the game can be an interesting challenge the first time played, it is important to understand that your stock choices will have no effect on the market, as the market events are all fixed and immutable for each of the 100 pre-determined simulations.